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AARP Public Policy Institute

AARP Public Policy Institute


The Public Policy Institute informs and stimulates public debate on the issues we face as we age. The Institute promotes development of sound, creative policies to address our common need for economic security, health care, and quality of life.


Policy Issues

Issues - Public Policy Institute

Social Security. Medicare. Health costs.  Consumer fraud. Caregiving. Aging in your community. Find analysis and perspectives on these and other issues from experts at the Public Policy Institute.


Events & Conferences


Our experts will be at the American Society on Aging's 2015 Aging in America Conference next week. This conference features leaders in the field of aging who are developing innovative ways to bring better services and products to the aging population. Follow our experts on Twitter: @AARPpolicy #AiA15.



Initiatives - Public Policy Institute

Learn about PPI’s Future of Work @ 50 + initiative, explore our new State Retirement Savings Resource Center, get the latest from the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a collaborative effort with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



Experts - Public Policy Institute

PPI experts cover a wide range of issues from Social Security and Medicare to health reform, livable communities, consumer protection, long-term care, caregiving, financial security and more.



Data - Public Policy Institute

Social Security and Medicare data, employment statistics, health indicators, housing profiles, caregiving data, demographic stats, data on state performance delivering services and much more.


About PPI

AARP Public Policy Institute

The Public Policy Institute (PPI), focal point of public policy analysis and development at AARP,  works to design policies that have a significant impact on improving life for older Americans.


AARP Public Policies

Learn about AARP’s policy positions and our policy development process.


Future of Nursing Campaign

PPI is home to the Center to Champion Nursing in America — a joint initiative of AARP, AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The center coordinates the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide initiative to transform health care through nursing.


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